Wife of Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Hajia Samira Bawumia has urged the opposition and other groups who are quick to resort to insults to desist from that but rather counter her husband with facts.
Speaking on Asempa FM Ekosii Sen program monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Mrs. Bawumia said insults is not the alternative Ghanaians wish to see but rather fact-based discourse.
“If the man says inflation is 7.8% and you insult him how does that make you more attractive to the voter? So we should collectively tell our politicians that, that is not what politics should be about.” She argued.
She hailed her husband for refocusing the politics of Ghana to the issues.
“I think what the Vice President has successfully done if I may say so myself is that he’s elevated the political discourse in this country to facts and issue-based politics. And so I wish that we as electorates or voters should demand from every politician to do what is in our interest which is to put their policies forward”.
Hajia Samira Bawumia said she is not against criticism of her husband, but criticism must not be insults.
“If you have genuine criticisms why not, if you have issues with what he says why not, let’s discuss it but it really shouldn’t be about insults. When someone starts insulting, for me, it’s telling on who they are. It tells me that they have no alternative solution. If you have facts and something good to say you won’t resort to insults.”